Some of us eat rather simple dishes and there only seems to be one or perhaps two things on our plate. Of course, that is our choice but there are also times when food combinations can be absolutely fantastic. The combination of ham and cheese is one of those choices and when you have some in front of you, it just seems to disappear quickly.
As you are about to see, ham and cheese is not just for dinner anymore. In fact, you can make these delicious ham and cheese hash brown waffles for breakfast and you are sure to get your day started off on the right foot.
1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated hashbrown potatoes
8 ounces black forest ham, diced
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
3 large eggs, beaten
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the top and bottom of the waffle iron or coat with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine hash brown potatoes, ham, cheese, eggs, garlic, parsley, thyme and paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Pour a scant 1/2 cup of the potato mixture into the waffle iron, close gently and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 4-5 minutes.